Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Caring for Women with HIV: Lessons from 30 Historical Years

Dr Mardge H. Cohen, Boston University

Chair: Professor Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute

Women make up over half of those infected globally, and poor women of color bear the burden disproportionally. Women with HIV face biologic, clinical, and psychosocial, challenges in both high resource and low resource post conflict settings. This presentation will summarize key lessons from program development and research to meet these challenges during the past 30 years. It will review the impact of trauma, substance use disorder, depression, co-morbidities stigma and food insecurity in disease progression of women with HIV in the US and Rwanda. The importance of hearing women’s voices in order to meet their needs will be emphasized.

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Lunch 

A light lunch is available from 1230-1300 - particularly for those also attending the previous seminar. See: Learning From and Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Medicine

Register

Email usher.news@ed.ac.uk to register - stating if you wish to attend the lunch, and any dietary requirements.

Sep 26 2017 -

Caring for Women with HIV: Lessons from 30 Historical Years

Dr Mardge H. Cohen, Boston University

Usher Room, Teviot Place